|Dani Golan (Founder, CEO) |
Guy Tanchuma (CFO)
Itay Shoshani (COO)
Derek Swanson (CTO)
Silk is a technology company headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, United States. Silk offers a cloud platform for enterprise customers with mission-critical applications. The company has offices in Boston and Israel.
CEO, Dani Golan, founded Silk in 2008. Originally called Kaminario, after the Japanese god of lightning, the company was a flash storage start-up.
The company's first venture capital funding round was announced in May 2011 with $15 million investment from Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Pitango Venture Capital. Silk received $25 million in series D funding in June 2012 from Tenaya Capital and existing investors. In December 2014 and January 2015, the company announced $68 million in a series E round from Lazarus Hedge Fund, Silicon Valley Bank, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, and existing investors.
In 2017, the company evolved to focus purely on storage software in a Storage as a Service model. It partnered with TechData  to offer customers inexpensive hardware to run their storage software on.
In 2020, the company rebranded itself as Silk.
The Silk Platform is a virtualized data layer that sits between customers’ cloud infrastructure and databases/workloads. The Silk Platform decouples data from the cloud infrastructure, so workloads can be moved from one cloud vendor to another, to the private cloud, or to on-premises. Silk's Tier 1 data services include zero-footprint clones, data replication, deduplication, and thin provisioning to minimize the cloud resources being used.
The Silk Platform is built on auto-scalable and symmetric active-active architecture that delivers performance across any workload profile, leveraging cloud native IaaS components. With the Silk Clarity capability, the platform uses machine-learning analytics to optimize resources. Silk Flex makes it possible to orchestrate and automate data management.
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